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St. Joseph & Grand Island Wooden Cabooses

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Overview

St. Joseph & Grand Island Railroad was fully controlled by Union Pacific after June 1885, through majority stock ownership. It entered receivership along with Union Pacific in 1893, and was reorganized as the St. Joseph and Grand Island Railway in February 1897, independent from Union Pacific.

After 1906, Union Pacific held majority control, and in 1923, a direct subsidiary company with the same name was organized. In 1936, the StJ&GI was leased to Union Pacific as part of the larger Unification of Union Pacific controlled companies.

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Wooden Cabooses

Car
Number
Date
Built
Length
Date
Retired
Notes
StJ&GI 18 Dec 1885 34' Nov 1948 Steel underframe applied, November 1926.
StJ&GI 19 Jan 1886 39'3" Sep 1942 Steel underframe applied, November 1926.
StJ&GI 20 Jan 1885 34' Oct 1939 Steel underframe applied, November 1926.
StJ&GI 21 Dec 1885 39'3" Nov 1948 Steel underframe applied, November 1927.
StJ&GI 27 Jul 1902 30' May 1957 Steel underframe applied, December 1926.
StJ&GI 33 Jul 1902 29'9" Oct 1939 Steel underframe applied, November 1926.
StJ&GI 34 Jul 1902 30' Dec 1949 Steel underframe applied, November 1926.
StJ&GI 36 Jul 1902 30'9" Jan 1959 Steel underframe applied, November 1926.
StJ&GI 37 Jul 1902   Feb 1949 Steel underframe applied, July 1927.
StJ&GI 40       Preserved at Niwot, Colorado.
StJ&GI 42 Sep 1906   Dec 1952  
StJ&GI 43 Feb 1899   Feb 1950  
StJ&GI 44 Feb 1899   Mar 1950 Steel underframe applied, November 1926.
StJ&GI 45 Feb 1899   Dec 1949 Steel underframe applied, August 1927.
StJ&GI 46 Feb 1899   Sep 1957 Steel underframe applied, November 1927.
StJ&GI 47 Sep 1907   Apr 1930 Steel underframe applied, November 1927; wrecked.
StJ&GI 48 Jul 1908   Oct 1949 Steel underframe applied, October 1927; preserved at the, Forney Museum, Denver, Colorado.
StJ&GI 50 Feb 1918 34'8" May 1949  
StJ&GI 51 Feb 1918 34'8" Mar 1959  
StJ&GI 52 Feb 1918 34'8" Jul 1957  
StJ&GI 53 Feb 1918 34'8" Oct 1956  
StJ&GI 54 Feb 1918 34'8" Sep 1957 Donated to Junior Chamber of Commerce, Hastings, Nebraska; displayed with UP 2-8-0 6237; moved to Hansen, Nebraska.
StJ&GI 55 Feb 1918 34'8" Mar 1959  

General Notes:

a. According to UP records, StJ&GI cabooses 18-21 were rebuilt by StJ&GI from boxcars in 1910; steel underframes were applied in 1926-1927.
b. StJ&GI cabooses 50-55 were purchased secondhand from Union Pacific. Initially used St. J. & G. I. reporting marks; later changed to UP reporting marks.
   

Wooden Drover Cabooses

Car
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Previous
Type
Previous
Number
Date
Renumbered
Date
Retired
StJ&GI 60 Sep 1884 Pullman Co. Coach 33 Dec 1928 Sep 1951
StJ&GI 61 Feb 1905 Pullman Co. Coach 34 Jan 1929 Dec 1948
StJ&GI 62 Feb 1905 Pullman Co. Coach 35 Feb 1929 Nov 1951
StJ&GI 63 Feb 1905 Pullman Co. Coach 36 Mar 1929 Nov 1949

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